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The Spring Equinox is a good reminder that it’s time to kick off the outdoor growing process and start germinating your seeds.

When should you grow marijuana?

Be very careful to not overwater the plant in its seedling stage—its roots are so small, it doesn’t need much water to thrive.

Seed germination

The weather will start to turn and the sun will begin descending in the sky as your plants fatten up with sweet, sticky buds. It might be tempting, but wait until around the Fall Equinox to start harvesting.

Marijuana growing process pictures

The quality of your plant depends on your knowledge of the cannabis growth stages and the lifecycle of your plants.

2. Seedling Stage

Male: Small green sacs full of pollen will be seen on the node areas.

6. Harvesting

Cannabis Growth Timeline

Marijuana growing process pictures

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Marijuana Joints

Your child's involvement in marijuana may have just been a passing curiosity, or it may be more than that. Before you react, you need to assess just what your child's level of involvement is with marijuana.

If you see plants like this growing around your home, chances are they did not just pop-up in the wild—they were purposely cultivated. Cannabis plants have a palmate leaf with serrated leaflets. You are likely to recognize them from popular art. While there are plants with similar leaves, the serration pattern for Cannabis is distinctive.

Close Up of Marijuana Bud

You may also find larger quantities of marijuana in a plastic zip-lock bag. You might find smaller plastic bags with residue inside. This can trigger concerns that your child is transporting or selling marijuana rather than obtaining it for personal use.